Spring has sprung and the scrumptious Rhode Island growing season is underway! The Rhode Island Fruit Growers Association and the URI Extension Outreach Center are making the harvest that much sweeter with the 6th annual 2016 Farm Scavenger Hunt. Explore the beauty and bounty of farms across our diverse Ocean State landscape while solving picture clues along the way in exchange for prizes.
The Farm Scavenger Hunt began in 2011 with players setting out to sample the state’s apple orchards and has now grown to 32 participating farms including pick-your-own, nurseries, family-friendly vineyards, Wright’s Dairy Farm, and the ever-surprising The Fantastic Umbrella Factory. So get picking, sipping and tasting the best around the state: Ready, GO!
Here’s how to play:
- Pick up a free brochure/game board at a participating farm or download the brochure HERE.
- Explore! Visit a participating farm, locate the picture clue on the brochure, and the farmer will give you a sticker to place on your game board. The Farm Scavenger Hunt entries are eligible between May 1 and December 31, 2016. Be sure to confirm each farm’s operating hours before visiting.
- Send in your completed game board to the listed address. Visit at least 20 farms to win a prize pack of coupons to use at participating farms the following season – limited to the first 50 correct entries. The first 50 entries to visit all 32 farms win a larger prize pack of coupons and will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing of an overnight farmstay for a family of 4 in Tiverton. The 2015 winner is a 12-year-old girl from Wakefield.